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What I Learned at the Spring COMMON Conference 2017

The best education doesn’t always happen in the session room.

Written by Steve Pitcher

I’m finally sitting down to catch my breath after a very long week at the COMMON Annual Meeting and Exposition in Orlando, Florida. I’m sitting in seat 24C on a flight from Orlando to Newark. I’m not kidding that this is my first opportunity to really relax. The conference was much busier for me than usual for a number of reasons. 

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Valence 5.1 has Launched! 

Take your IBM i web and mobile app initiatives to the next level!  With the just released Valence 5.1 you can now convert any green screen query (i.e., from WRKQRY) into a complete web or mobile app in seconds.  SQL-savvy developers can likewise create an entire app from an SQL select statement, then for added functionality incorporate calls to RPG programs based on user actions.   

Download Valence 5.1 today free — for an IBM i app development experience that is out of this world!

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Feature - Analytics & Cognitive

Eye on the i World: What’s Involved in Getting Started with Watson

What are some of the tasks your enterprise must address to get started with using Watson? While it’s going to be somewhat different for everyone, Dayhuff Group’s methodology provides some general insights.

Written by John Ghrist

Dayhuff Group is a consulting company and longtime IBM Business Partner headquartered in Ohio that specializes in consulting for enterprises seeking to improve their business intelligence (BI) and enterprise content management (ECM) systems. Dayhuff characterizes their function as “helping companies move from enterprise search to cognitive exploration” and has a track record of more than 200 successful installations.

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IBM i Resources Retiring?

Let’s face it: IBM i experts and RPG programmers are retiring from the workforce. These folks have been managing all areas of your business—often manually and behind the scenes—for decades, everything from IT operations to data and documents to cybersecurity.
Are you prepared to handle their departure?
During this 30-mintue recorded webinar, our panel of IBM i experts—Chuck Losinski, Robin Tatam, Richard Schoen, and Tom Huntington—will outline strategies that allow your company to cope with IBM i skills depletion by adopting these strategies that allow you to get the job done without deep expertise on the OS:

  • Automate IBM i processes
  • Use managed services to help fill the gaps
  • Secure the system against data loss and viruses

IBM i skills depletion is a top concern for IBM i shops around the world. The strategies you discover in this webinar will help you ensure that your system of record—your IBM i—continues to deliver a powerful business advantage, even as staff retires.


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